iHub - Ethiopia

ICT Innovative Entrepreneurship Development Program

About

We are a ICT virtual business incubation service providers focused on executing an ICT based Innovation and Business Incubation Program to enroll, train, coach and enable ICT business from across national universities.  We intend to recruit  as many as 1000 – 2000 innovative students annually with the main idea to encourage innovation in ICT for self employment. This entail supporting them from idea generation, prototyping, product development and testing to marketing and networking activities with the main objective  to make them sustainable and free standing ICT businesses. 

The program is designed to provide the necessary tools ranging from assisting in idea generation, product development and marketing the product to the management of freestanding and sustainable small businesses.

Mission

Geared towards the notion of self-employment, we at iHub – Ethiopia are committed to promote, encourage and support innovative entrepreneurship in national universities to impact and curve specific social problem such as youth unemployment with the vision to become a model virtual business incubation hub in Africa that is capable of generating high-potential ICT entrepreneurs.

Strategic Objective

The main program objective is to promote innovation and entrepreneurship in universities by guiding and coaching innovative students to be entrepreneurs and generate as many successful and sustainable ICT enabled businesses as possible.  By introducing the ICT enabled Innovation and Virtual Business Incubation Program in partnership with universities across the nation, it is strongly believed that youth unemployment can be bitten.  This objective is expected to be accomplished first by aggressively promoting innovation and entrepreneurship in universities and colleges as well as providing those interested innovator students with the necessary tools and management skills they need to develop ICT based products for wide-spread use for the market.

Geared towards the notion of self-employment, we at iHub – Ethiopia are committed to promote, encourage and support innovative entrepreneurship in national universities to impact and curve specific social problem such as youth unemployment with the vision to become a model virtual business incubation hub in Africa that is capable of generating high-potential ICT entrepreneurs

The program’s main goal is to enroll as many as 3,000 to 6,000 potential innovators  over the next five years to the program and subscribe them to the required virtual training, coaching and monitoring activities to empower them to be entrepreneurs in the field of ICT.  The program is geared towards providing the required training, coaching and monitoring activities through various phases of idea generation, enhancement, development and marketing. As part of the program business management and product development as project management lifecycle will be provided to ensure success in establish sustainable business so that they can easily overcoming the valley of death (the breakeven point at which business become profitable) and enable them to be financially viable and freestanding.

Main Goal

The program’s main goal is to enroll as many as 3,000 to 6,000 potential innovators  over the next five years to the program and subscribe them to the required virtual training, coaching and monitoring activities to empower them to be entrepreneurs in the field of ICT.  The program is geared towards providing the required training, coaching and monitoring activities through various phases of idea generation, enhancement, development and marketing. As part of the program business management and product development as project management lifecycle will be provided to ensure success in establish sustainable business so that they can easily overcoming the valley of death (the breakeven point at which business become profitable) and enable them to be financially viable and freestanding.

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